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This Week in Motto: What Does Feminism Mean to You?

Feb. 24, 2017

To us it means equality

Kellyanne Conway’s recent comments on feminism weren’t new for her — or in terms of what other powerful women have said. The White House adviser has called herself “postfeminist” before, this week adding that “classic” feminism to her means being “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.”

Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker have also shied away from the label “feminist,” while women like Beyoncé and Lena Dunham have made that worldview part of their public personas.

Merriam Webster seemed to take issue with Conway’s description, tweeting out the dictionary’s definition: “Feminism is defined as both ‘the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities’ and ‘organized activity in support of women’s rights and interests.'”

That’s what feminism means to me, too — being for equality, and for the general opportunity and success of all of you, regardless of your personal beliefs.

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Erin Cressida Wilson, the screenwriter of The Girl on a Train, says the industry’s lack of female directors and writers doesn’t help.

2.) Gretchen Carlson: The Time Is Now for Women to Run for Office

The former Fox News anchor argues U.S. women need to follow the lead of Britain, which seems to be more accepting of female leaders.

3.) Woman Tearfully Shares How Planned Parenthood Saved Her Life

She gave a powerful speech about how the organization improved her health — in front of a politician who’s made it her mission to defund it.

4.) Five Keys to Accepting Criticism With Grace

Susan A. Ross, a professor of Theology and a faculty scholar at Loyola University Chicago, gives her take on how not to take negative feedback to heart.

5.) Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Debuts at Milan Fashion Week

The model walked the runway for high-fashion brands like Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti alongside supermodels Gigi Hadid and Liu Wen.